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The middle layer, the strongly branched tree of the Matsudan willow grows naturally in Japan, Korea, China, Manchuria off the shores of lakes and rivers. In natural conditions it has a crown diameter of about 5 m, grows to a height of 8 m. The tree looks very impressive, thanks to the picturesque twisted branches, which have the ability to strongly wriggle. In Japan, artists often depict these branches in pictures.
Looking at the photo of the willow Matsudan, you can appreciate the beauty of the Japanese beauty. It fascinates with the swinging of branches, attracts the eye, calms, so it is suitable for a garden as a relaxation. Designers actively use the decorative properties of plants in the design of landscapes of private plots, parks, gardens, recreation areas.
External features of the willow tree of Matsudan
Willow meandering Matsudana is a fast-growing tree or a large shrub with a wide pyramidal crown with thin stems. Twisted branches with leaves form the original pattern inside the crown
Twirled bright orange branches of a lush mass hang down, giving the tree an exotic look. Elongated leaves also have the feature of twisting in a spiral.
Yves Matsudana is always unique and unique, as the branches always twist in different ways. There are no absolutely identical trees. Demonstrating the fantastic beauty, the tree is particularly pleasing to the eye in the flowering period. However, the willow Matsudana is unusual at any time of the year.
The tree grows rapidly in places with fertile soil in illuminated places.
Yves Matsudana: planting and care
A universal plant is easy to grow, as the tree feels well, as on wet, alkaline, neutral soils, and on dry ones. Yves Matsudana grows well at the house, in the park, on the garden, in the park, because she is not afraid of dust or gas pollution. It is resistant to excessive moisture, excessive soil compaction.
To simplify the planting process, it is better to buy a tree with a closed root system.
Landing. Saplings in a container with the necessary fertilizers are planted in a planting pit. This will prevent damage to the root system. In the pit, a mixture consisting of turf ground, peat, sand, and leaf land is preliminarily laid out. The tree quickly settles when planted.
Pruning. The tree tolerates molding pruning well. Strigut heavily thickened willow to create an attractive appearance, preserve decorativeness. The tangled branches do not allow us to consider the twisted ornament of the spiral branches.
Trees grow freely until they reach a height of 1 m. After that, they start pruning. Young shoots are shortened by 15-20 cm. The kidneys that point upwards or to the side are left. This is a beautiful tree for lovers of bonsai.
Yves Matsudana Erythroflexuosa is used in a single planting near the pond, near the lawn as a solitary plant.
The tree is planted in the foreground in the group composition. Willow perfectly harmonizes with coniferous plants: pine, spruce, and also looks original against the background of a flower garden, junipers, globular tuya.
Fertilizers. For a favorable development, growth should be regularly fed the plant organic, mineral fertilizers, vermiculture.
Yves Matsudana needs abundant watering, timely weeding, corrective pruning of branches. In spring, the soil around the willows of the Matsudan tortuoza should be periodically loosened, then mulched with peat.
Reproduction of willow in natural conditions is carried out by seeds.
Since Matsudana willow is an unpretentious tree, amateur gardeners will not have any special difficulties in caring for it. At home, gardeners prefer the vegetative method of cuttings.
Pests. An untreated tree can be damaged by the following pests: aphids, scoops, lepidopteran caterpillars, arachnoid mites, barbel, fungal diseases. It is necessary to process the plant with fungicides in time to protect the plant from pests, fungal infections.
Useful properties of the plant
Yves Matsudana is not only beautiful, but also a useful plant for human health:
- the willow bark has anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, diuretic action;
- a broom made from branches and leaves of willow is used in a bath to treat gout, osteochondrosis;
- infusion of willow branches used for rinsing the mouth, in the treatment of skin diseases;
- tea, prepared from fresh leaves, relieves irritation, fatigue.
The plant will not only become an excellent ornament of the garden plot, but also protect the host from negative energy.
Since Matsudana willow is an unpretentious tree, gardeners, amateurs will not have any special difficulties in caring for her